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Overheard at J. Clyde..

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

“Hot Pockets cause pirate-ness.” – Kat

Overheard at J. Clyde…

Friday, November 12th, 2010

“Beer makes me pregnant.” – unknown

Beery Birmingham…

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

One of the reasons I love Birmingham.. This is the menu for the J. Clyde beer dinner I’m about to tuck into…


Your admin is a major slacker…

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

I’ve been meaning to put this video up for quite some time. It’s a segment done by The Happy Hour Guys a few months ago when they visited my neighborhood pub, J. Clyde. (Of course, your Random Ham admin makes a few appearances.) Too bad the reforms Stuart mentions died in the 2010 legislative session.

Yeah….so that’s not the only thing I’ve slacked on. Seems I have some pics of some PETA folks snogging in 41 degree weather. Still need to get those up, since there’s been a request for them.

Overheard at J. Clyde…

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

“It’s really awesome, then they feed you painkillers.” – Braden Pittman

Beer good….beer dinner better!

Monday, May 24th, 2010

A bit late with this post, as I wanted nothing more last night than to pass out and sleep off a good meal. J. Clyde hosted a beer dinner featuring Good People brews. The J. Clyde beer dinners are always good- but this one was even better, as Good People is the local brewery- and one I like very much. The dinner was also a fund raiser for Junior Achievement of Birmingham. It all started off very well, soon as I walked through the door. I had been inside for mere seconds when I was offered a Good People Wild IPA.

I love IPAs, and it was a fabulous warm up. Once the dinner started, we had some good opening words from J. Clyde owner Jerry Hartley, whose mind, heart, and palate always seem to be int he right place. He apologized for not being a good speaker, but he definitely was, and always is.

Jerry hartley

Next up was Good People’s head brewer, Jason Malone. He’s a guy I sometimes find very intense in his focus, but it’s not the sort of intensity that intimidates. But every now and again, he pops out for a bit, cracks a great smile, and says something grand. He’s a great guy, who makes some great beers.

Jason Malone

All of the beer was good- and so was all of the food. But this salad was quite a highlight for a few people there…


When it was all over, we were all stuffed to the gills. J. Clyde staffer James tried to humorously show it, and wound up looking like a creepy old pregnant woman!


I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. If you’ve never been to a J. Clyde beer dinner, you need to get to one!

Overheard at J. Clyde…

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

“I want a Mary Poppins!” – Shana

Overheard at J. Clyde…

Friday, March 19th, 2010

“If you lick my face, I would owe you fried chicken and watermelon.” – Freddie

(Tonight, black-on-black comedy was the best kind. Guys, thanks for giving me some good belly laughs!)

Overheard at J. Clyde…

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

“That’s between you and the catheter…” – Kurt

You don’t want to know. Heck, I kind of wish I didn’t know…

Overheard at J. Clyde…

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

“They’re happy in their little ovary homes!” – Rachel Pinson

This was actually funnier in context, if you can believe that.